Democrats had plenty of time to show their true colors during the nearly 15-hour event. The Senate majority leader Harry Reid showed how intolerant they truly are. They showed how oblivious they are to what is a truly pressing issue today: dealing with the burgeoning debt that is so harmful to the U.S. economy. They showed how desperate they are to convince Republicans they’re wrong to focus on energy production and job creation. They showed that they have no idea what Americans really care about: the economy and jobs.
That’s why Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Mike PompeoHouse Republican Average88% introduced the Energy Freedom and Economic Prosperity Act (EFEPA) (H.R. 259). EFEPA would eliminate all current energy subsidies in the tax code, enabling lower corporate tax rates to encourage investment and spur economic growth.
In October, President Obama nominated her to serve as the next Assistant Secretary for Fish, Wildlife, and Parks for the Department of Interior. A vote on her nomination has been held up in the Senate Environment and Natural Resources Committee – and for good reason.
While two committee hearings on Suh’s nomination have raised significant concerns about her qualifications, Suh’s recorded sentiments are the real concern. For example, prior to her work at Interior, Suh facilitated environmental grants with the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and later the David and Lucille Packard Foundation where she opined :
Americans want to restore jobs and economic growth, and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)Heritage ActionScorecardSen. Ted CruzSenate Republican Average100% contends allowing the energy sector to prosper without unnecessary government interference is an essential avenue to those goals. Yet, he says, “in Harry Reid’s Senate, jobs and economic growth don’t even make it onto the agenda.”
Think about the electric stove or microwave where you’re heating up some hot cocoa, or that pretty string of lights you have wrapped around your Christmas tree, or that fun new technological gadget you’re charging. Coal is an important means of powering your life, because coal-fired power plants generate over 40 percent of America’s electricity.